July 4th, 2008
Flirt with your food producer! Brush up on your conversational skills and talk about the food you’re purchasing. Buying local is about many things, including building relationships. It’s important not only to support your local economy, but also to understand the food you’re eating. This fresh, local food is good for you, and tastes good. Who knows most about that than the person who grew it?
Whether buying rutabaga at a farmers market or ordering a cut of meat at Whole Foods, you’re interacting with someone and food is what you’ve got in common. Take some time to talk about it.
Listed below are some suggested questions to help you break the ice. Ask away…
- Where does this food come from?
- How did it get here?
- How was it grown?
- What’s in season?
- How can I use it?
- What serving suggestions or recipes might you have?
- Do you sell to any area restaurants?
- How does your price compare to supermarkets?
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